September 15, 2006
Impact: Everyone jobs for Jarrett
By CHRIS SOKOL -- SLAM! Wrestling
With two more Impacts to go before the PPV, TNA is showing No Surrender when it comes to the Jeff Jarrett saga. Jim Cornette will once again grace TNA with his presence, as a few more issues need to be sorted out, despite Cornette's incredible promo ability, don't be deterred, action will also play a big role on this edition of Impact, as Abyss and Raven do battle in a Hangman's Noose Match.
The show starts off with a recap of Jeff Jarrett's polygraph test and Samoa Joe's surprise appearance. At least Joe is slipping into the Heavyweight picture.
Mike Tenay and Don West did a nice hype job, which led into a recap of the LAX vs AJ Styles/Christopher Daniels feud. A feud very well done. Props to TNA.
Match One - "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles and "The Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels vs. Frankie Kazarian and Matt Bentley
Is Traci Brooks completely out of the picture or what? Honestly, what's the deal? Is she going to manage Bobby Roode? Eh, too many questions. The match itself was pretty good, BME, Frog Splash combo on Kazarian was enough to get Styles and Daniels the win, putting momentum in their corner going into No Surrender.
Winners Via Pinfall - "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles and "The Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels
Mike Tenay pitched it to the back where Jeremy Borash was with Larry Zbyszko and "Showtime" Eric Young. Jeff Jarrett came in and told Young to get him out of the trouble he got him into with the lie detector test. He told Young to find Sting and find out who he was training with. He then told Zbyszko that he had to get him out of the Fans' Revenge match or he would pay for it.
Match Two - Alex Shelley vs. Chris Sabin
They showed clips of Sonjay Dutt, Chris Sabin and Jay Lethal watching Jackass 2 on the last edition of Impact. Back and forth X Division match. Towards the end Lethal and Dutt rolled "Hotshot" Johnny Devine down the ramp in a shopping cart and into the ringpost, which distracted Shelley and allowed Sabin to roll him up for the pin.
Winner Via Pinfall - Chris Sabin
A package was shown highlighting the long road that "The War Machine" Rhino and "Captain Charisma" Christian Cage traveled together and how their friendship was over. Awesome job.
A. Starr is born at Bound For Glory. What about Roderick Strong?
Next up was a package highlighting Raven vs. Abyss in a Hangman's Noose Match.
Match Three - Hangman's Noose Match - "The Monster" Abyss w/ Father James Mitchell vs. Raven
Just heavy violence. Lots of different chair shots. Raven nearly had the match won, but Abyss was able to get the noose around him and send him over the top rope, hanging Raven in the process and winning the match.
Winner Via Hanging - "The Monster" Abyss
Post Match - Brother Runt came out and chased Abyss out of the ring with a steel chair. He then turned around and hit the Acid Drop on Raven. Brother Runt has gone bananas. Runt will eventually earn Raven's full respect and join him in a new Flock.
The Bobby Roode sweepstakes came on and his next potential manager was Col. Robert Parker. Parker talked about managing Steve Austin and Cactus Jack, amongst others, and promised to take Roode to the top. Excellent segment and still an effective way of making Bobby Roode look like the next big thing.
Jim Cornette was shown walking backstage with his clipboard, as fans surrounded the ring.
In the back, Jeremy Borash talked with LAX who had some lady friends dancing with them. LAX basically said they were going to destroy Styles and Daniels. Great promo. Konnan went from being lost in 3 Live Kru to being one of TNA's brightest stars. Congrats on that.
"Why I Hate Jeff Jarrett" entries were shown next. Funny stuff.
Jim Cornette headed to the ring and immediately reinstated Earl Hebner, because he felt as though he deserved a second chance. Okay...moving along, he introduced Samoa Joe. Joe came out to much fanfare. He basically put over that he was taking Jeff Jarrett down. Larry Zbyszko interrupted and told Cornette to cancel the match. All of Zbyszko's complaining got him a whipping from Samoa Joe who was carrying his trusty red strap. Zbyszko fell to the floor and was continually whipped by the fans. Jeff Jarrett came out with a steel chair and the fans backed up. Apparently they thought the chair was also packed with bullets and grenades, otherwise, why would an entire arena full of fans with straps back off from Jarrett holding a regular old steel chair? One lady realized this flaw and stood up to Jarrett, only to get tossed. Ha ha. Next up was fan plant number two, a guy that stepped up to Jarrett, only to get thrown down and whipped. Yup, even an entire mob fans with leather straps job to Jarrett. Extremely funny stuff.
Chris Sokol is from Long Island, NY and actually finds Jeff Jarrett to be quite amusing.